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Update: Help Secure Millions of Dollars for Melanoma Research

In March of 2014, 22 members of Congress supported an increase in funding dedicated to researching melanoma in the military.

In March, Congresswoman Carolyn Maloney (D-NY), a vocal advocate for federal melanoma research funding, developed a formal letter requesting the U.S. House of Representatives Committee on Appropriations Defense Subcommittee dedicate $40 million for the Peer-Reviewed Cancer Research Program (PRCRP) in the Fiscal Year 2015 Defense Appropriations bill. The $40 million represents a $15 million increase over the 2014 level for the PRCRP. Melanoma would be one of the cancers eligible to compete for funding under this program.        
Great news! The letter was signed by 21 additional Members of Congress, making a total of 22 signatures in support of increased funding dedicated to researching melanoma in the military!
Click here to view the official letter. Click here to view the MRF’s March 6th call to support Representative Maloney’s request.
Below is a list of Members of Congress who signed the letter:
  • Carolyn B. Maloney
  • Alcee L. Hastings
  • Michael G. Fitzpatrick
  • Charles B. Rangel
  • David Loebsack
  • Raul M. Grijalva
  • Carolyn McCarthy
  • Danny K. Davis
  • Sheila Jackson Lee
  • Barbara Lee
  • David N. Cicilline
  • Earl Blumenauer
  • Collin C. Peterson
  • Elijah E. Cummings
  • Chaka Fattah
  • Gerald E. Connolly
  • Timothy J. Walz
  • Eleanor Holmes Norton
  • John F. Teirney
  • Andre Carson
  • James P. McGovern
  • Brian Higgins